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33-9099.02 - Retail Loss Prevention Specialists

Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Implement or monitor processes to reduce property or financial losses.
  • Investigate known or suspected internal theft, external theft, or vendor fraud.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement agencies to report or investigate crimes.
  • Conduct store audits to identify problem areas or procedural deficiencies.
  • Direct work of contract security officers or other loss prevention agents.
  • Identify and report merchandise or stock shortages.
  • Inspect buildings, equipment, or access points to determine security risks.
  • Maintain documentation or reports on security-related incidents or investigations.
  • Monitor compliance with standard operating procedures for loss prevention, physical security, or risk management.
  • Perform covert surveillance of areas susceptible to loss, such loading docks, distribution centers, or warehouses.
  • Prepare written reports on investigations.
  • Recommend new or improved processes or equipment to reduce risk exposure.
  • Train establishment personnel in loss prevention activities.
  • Verify proper functioning of physical security systems, such as closed-circuit televisions, alarms, sensor tag systems, or locks.
  • Testify in civil or criminal court proceedings.
  • Apprehend shoplifters in accordance with guidelines.
  • Conduct employee background investigations and review reports with operational or human resources managers.
  • Coordinate with risk management, human resources, or other departments to assist in company programs, investigations, or training.
  • Identify and report safety concerns to maintain a safe shopping and working environment.
  • Recommend methods to reduce potential financial fraud losses.
  • Respond to critical incidents, such as catastrophic events, violent weather, or civil disorders.

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
83   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
83   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
39   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
39   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
11   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Value
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
61   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
61   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
61   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
56   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
45   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Protective Service Workers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Protective Service Workers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Protective Service Workers, All Other.

Median wages (2013) $14.43 hourly, $30,020 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 83,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 63,600
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Government (37% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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